It’s Friday, December 13, 2019! Yes, it’s Friday the 13th and, lucky for you, we’re back with another week of cybersecurity news. This week has been exciting all around. Our team made the trip to Las Vegas for the Gartner IAM Summit. Our new Chief Marketing Officer Dayna Rothman attended and shared her four takeaways from the summit. Be sure to check them out! Special thanks to everyone who connected with us at the event!
Earlier this week, we also announced new product features as part of our Fall ‘19 Release. The release includes new functionality that supports security, unified access, and new developer tools. Read the Fall ’19 release blog to learn more about the new features and save the date for our product webinar January 7, 2020.
As always, we hope you’ve had a great week! Now, let’s get to the latest cybersecurity news!
What’s Keeping Us from Changing Our Passwords?
Last week we shared our study, conducted in partnership with YouGov, which found that two in five Irish adults haven’t updated their main password in the past 12 months. This week, OneLogin President and CEO Brad Brooks joined the Big Tech Show to discuss the study and online security. Read more on the Independent
Massive Leak Exposes More Than One Billion Credentials
A database containing 2.7 billion email addresses and more than one billion plain text passwords was discovered December 4 and eventually disabled on December 9, 2019. The leak increases the risk of credential stuffing attacks that could create issues for individual users and enterprises alike. Read more on Infosecurity Magazine
Phishing Campaign Targets Governments Worldwide
Cybersecurity researchers at Anomali have discovered a phishing campaign that is targeting governments around the world. The attacks use emails and lure documents that drive targets to seemingly authentic websites where they are prompted to enter their login credentials. As of now, the source of these “persistent attacks” is unknown. Read more on ZDNet
‘Tis the Season!
December is a high-risk season for cybercrime. While online shopping is a common target, the busy travel season poses risks of its own. If you’re planning to travel this holiday season, check out Intelligent CISO’s Winter Holiday travel tips to stay protected from cybercrime. Read more on Intelligent CISO
Only Force Password Resets When Necessary
Are forced password resets the key to better password hygiene? A recent survey by HYPR suggests that’s not the case. The study, which explored password practices, found that 49 percent of workers simply make a minor change to their password when forced to make updates. Read more on Graham Cluley
Read last week’s Weekly News Round-up.